Period
to 18 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for OLTP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited OLTP over the 6 months to 18 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Online Transaction Processing (OLTP)
UK
6 months to
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 783 775 755
Rank change year-on-year -8 -20 -12
Contract jobs citing OLTP 108 65 149
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.10% 0.068% 0.14%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.46% 0.30% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 38 80
UK median daily rate £450 £469 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +25.00% +6.99%
10th Percentile £350 £267 £302
90th Percentile £675 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £463 £365
% change year-on-year -2.70% +26.71% +8.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
UK median hourly rate £17.50 - £51.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 - £51.00

OLTP is in the Databases and Business Intelligence category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 23,466 21,330 24,304
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.67% 22.45% 22.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,368 14,170 16,289
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £280
90th Percentile £638 £616 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 240 267 379
UK median hourly rate £32.50 £30.00 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.33% +5.26% +14.00%
10th Percentile £13.98 £10.90 £11.25
90th Percentile £55.00 £52.50 £51.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £31.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +6.35% +5.00% +20.00%

OLTP
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing OLTP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for OLTP in the UK

OLTP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing OLTP.

Contractor daily rate trend for OLTP in the UK

OLTP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing OLTP over the 6 months to 18 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for OLTP in the UK

OLTP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing OLTP.

Contractor hourly rate trend for OLTP in the UK

OLTP
Top 14 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OLTP within the UK over the 6 months to 18 July 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -2 100 £450 -9.32% 32
UK excluding London +11 56 £450 -2.70% 8
London -18 52 £450 -14.29% 24
South East -1 23 £650 +52.94% 2
East of England +13 12 £500 +9.59%
North of England -15 11 £405 +6.23% 3
Wales - 7 - -
Yorkshire -26 5 £415 -10.27%
North East - 5 £413 -
South West +3 2 £700 +36.92%
Midlands -7 1 - - 3
West Midlands -22 1 - -
North West -25 1 £350 +16.67% 3
Northern Ireland - 1 £350 -

For the 6 months to 18 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing OLTP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for OLTP.

1 70 (64.81%) SQL
2 63 (58.33%) SQL Server
3 62 (57.41%) Business Intelligence
4 41 (37.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 41 (37.96%) Data Warehouse
4 41 (37.96%) T-SQL
5 35 (32.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 32 (29.63%) OLAP
6 32 (29.63%) Data Modelling
7 31 (28.70%) Microsoft
8 27 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
8 27 (25.00%) Finance
9 26 (24.07%) ETL
10 25 (23.15%) Relational Database
11 23 (21.30%) Performance Tuning
12 20 (18.52%) Microsoft Azure
13 19 (17.59%) Power BI
14 18 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
14 18 (16.67%) Big Data
15 17 (15.74%) Oracle
15 17 (15.74%) Linux
16 16 (14.81%) Python
16 16 (14.81%) Stakeholder Management
17 15 (13.89%) Data Analysis
17 15 (13.89%) RDBMS
18 14 (12.96%) Apache Spark
18 14 (12.96%) Hadoop
18 14 (12.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 13 (12.04%) HDFS
19 13 (12.04%) Analytics

OLTP
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 14 (12.96%) Apache Spark
2 8 (7.41%) Apache
3 5 (4.63%) Apache Pig
3 5 (4.63%) Tuxedo
4 4 (3.70%) TPMS
5 2 (1.85%) Cloud Foundry
5 2 (1.85%) GemFire
6 1 (0.93%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (5.56%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (10.19%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (2.78%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.93%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.93%) iTrent
Cloud Services
1 20 (18.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (5.56%) Azure Data Factory
2 6 (5.56%) PaaS
3 4 (3.70%) IaaS
4 3 (2.78%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (1.85%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.93%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (58.33%) SQL Server
2 41 (37.96%) Data Warehouse
2 41 (37.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 35 (32.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 32 (29.63%) OLAP
5 25 (23.15%) Relational Database
6 19 (17.59%) Power BI
7 18 (16.67%) Big Data
7 18 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
8 15 (13.89%) RDBMS
9 14 (12.96%) Hadoop
9 14 (12.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 13 (12.04%) Apache Hive
11 11 (10.19%) Impala
12 10 (9.26%) MongoDB
12 10 (9.26%) MySQL
12 10 (9.26%) NoSQL
13 8 (7.41%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
13 8 (7.41%) HBase
13 8 (7.41%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 11 (10.19%) Git (software)
2 9 (8.33%) Visual Studio
3 7 (6.48%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (5.56%) Jenkins
4 6 (5.56%) JUnit
5 5 (4.63%) Visual Studio Team System
6 4 (3.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 3 (2.78%) ERwin
8 2 (1.85%) Eclipse
8 2 (1.85%) Gradle
8 2 (1.85%) IntelliJ
General
1 27 (25.00%) Finance
2 11 (10.19%) Retail
3 7 (6.48%) Legal
4 5 (4.63%) Banking
5 4 (3.70%) Games
6 3 (2.78%) Marketing
7 1 (0.93%) Law
7 1 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.93%) Publishing
7 1 (0.93%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 42 (38.89%) Developer
2 22 (20.37%) Architect
3 21 (19.44%) SQL Developer
4 16 (14.81%) Data Architect
5 14 (12.96%) DBA
6 13 (12.04%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 10 (9.26%) SQL DBA
8 9 (8.33%) Big Data Architect
9 7 (6.48%) Consultant
9 7 (6.48%) Power BI Developer
9 7 (6.48%) Report Writer
9 7 (6.48%) SQL Server Developer
10 5 (4.63%) Data Engineer
10 5 (4.63%) T-SQL Developer
11 4 (3.70%) Business Intelligence Architect
11 4 (3.70%) Business Intelligence Consultant
11 4 (3.70%) Senior Developer
11 4 (3.70%) SQL BI Developer
11 4 (3.70%) SSIS Developer
11 4 (3.70%) SSRS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (12.04%) Kafka
2 9 (8.33%) XML
3 7 (6.48%) RabbitMQ
3 7 (6.48%) Spark Streaming
4 6 (5.56%) .NET
4 6 (5.56%) JSON
5 4 (3.70%) STL
6 3 (2.78%) MDX
7 2 (1.85%) J2EE
7 2 (1.85%) JSON Schema
7 2 (1.85%) Middleware
7 2 (1.85%) RESTful
7 2 (1.85%) Spring
7 2 (1.85%) Spring Boot
7 2 (1.85%) Spring Integration
8 1 (0.93%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.33%) Replication
2 6 (5.56%) N-Tier
3 4 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.78%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.78%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.85%) Fintech
5 2 (1.85%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (1.85%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.93%) Clustering
6 1 (0.93%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.93%) FMCG
6 1 (0.93%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.93%) HACMP
6 1 (0.93%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.93%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 17 (15.74%) Linux
2 13 (12.04%) Unix
3 5 (4.63%) VME
3 5 (4.63%) Windows
4 1 (0.93%) AIX
4 1 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.93%) Solaris
4 1 (0.93%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (57.41%) Business Intelligence
2 32 (29.63%) Data Modelling
3 27 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (24.07%) ETL
5 23 (21.30%) Performance Tuning
6 16 (14.81%) Stakeholder Management
7 15 (13.89%) Data Analysis
8 13 (12.04%) Analytics
9 12 (11.11%) Scrum
10 11 (10.19%) Data Integration
10 11 (10.19%) Logical Data Model
11 10 (9.26%) Physical Data Model
11 10 (9.26%) Validation
12 9 (8.33%) CRM
12 9 (8.33%) Dashboard Development
12 9 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
13 8 (7.41%) Data Science
13 8 (7.41%) Data Validation
13 8 (7.41%) E-Commerce
14 7 (6.48%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 70 (64.81%) SQL
2 41 (37.96%) T-SQL
3 16 (14.81%) Python
4 11 (10.19%) Shell Script
5 8 (7.41%) Java
6 6 (5.56%) C#
6 6 (5.56%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 5 (4.63%) COBOL
7 5 (4.63%) Scala
8 4 (3.70%) C++
9 3 (2.78%) PowerShell
9 3 (2.78%) VB.NET
9 3 (2.78%) VBScript
10 2 (1.85%) Java 8
10 2 (1.85%) U-SQL
10 2 (1.85%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (6.48%) Microsoft Certification
1 7 (6.48%) SC Cleared
1 7 (6.48%) Security Cleared
2 6 (5.56%) MCSE
3 3 (2.78%) Degree
4 2 (1.85%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.93%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.33%) Data Quality
2 4 (3.70%) GDPR
3 2 (1.85%) QA
4 1 (0.93%) PMO
4 1 (0.93%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (12.04%) HDFS
2 11 (10.19%) Apache Flume
3 7 (6.48%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 4 (3.70%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.93%) GPFS
5 1 (0.93%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (5.56%) Oozie
2 3 (2.78%) Failover Clustering
2 3 (2.78%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 31 (28.70%) Microsoft
2 17 (15.74%) Oracle
3 6 (5.56%) Cloudera
4 5 (4.63%) Hortonworks
4 5 (4.63%) MapR
4 5 (4.63%) Micro Focus
5 4 (3.70%) MicroStrategy
5 4 (3.70%) RedGate
5 4 (3.70%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (3.70%) SAP
6 3 (2.78%) JD Edwards
6 3 (2.78%) Tableau
7 2 (1.85%) Capita
7 2 (1.85%) IBM
8 1 (0.93%) Intel
8 1 (0.93%) NetApp
8 1 (0.93%) VMware